Recently, I received some very sad news, that a mentor, colleague, and friend, Deloris Carn had passed away. I am so sad I did not get a chance to talk and have lunch with her in the few months since she had moved from Oxnard to the East Coast.
Ms. Carn is a legend in our community. She was an exceptional person, a great teacher, an exceptional School Principal and a one in a million human being. Her intellect, her heart, and her amazing energy and work ethic touched almost as many lives as her love for others, for children and for humanity.
I hope it is not true, “that they don’t make ‘em like they used to.” Perhaps in our own way, those of us who have been privileged to work for and with Deloris will carry with us a small portion of her many attributes and strengths that came forth to create so many opportunities and positive outcomes for students, families, teachers, and educators at all levels.
I have many fond memories as well as many funny memories from years at E.O.Green Junior High School. I learned many things there about being an administrator, a teacher, a leader, and a human being.
I will miss Deloris and it will take me a long time to process this event. I look forward to the day that I meet another amazing educator that might remind me of Deloris, and when I do, I will know that there is always hope for students, for public education, and people making themselves better people through their hard work and service to others.